BUG: single option -> a root console

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Mar 1 15:05:46 PST 2002


On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 10:33:59PM +0100, Hans-Christian Armingeon wrote:
> Am Freitag, 1. März 2002 19:03 schrieben Sie:
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 12:03:13AM +0000, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > > If my memory serves me, something is scrogged here. When you (re) boot
> > > and do something like
> > >
> > >    lfskernel single
> > >
> > > you should _not_ get the "... passwd/Ctl-D" prompt. _That_ is used to
> > > enter a "recovery" mode when the normal boot detects an unacceptable
> > > error like to many errors on an fsck for root, usr, etc. At least that's
> > > the way I recall it on several RH and one Slackware version.
> >
> > That's possible yes. But every distribution does it differently.
> >
> > Try this out, it may have the result you desire: edit /etc/inittab, find
> > this line:
> >
> > 	su:S016:respawn:/sbin/sulogin
> >
> > Remove the 'S' from it, so it becomes:
> >
> > 	su:016:respawn:/sbin/sulogin
> Now it gives me a rootshell without a passwd, and when I type Ctrl-d, it boots up normally. The first behaviour is for me incorrect, and the latter is correct.
> Well, I think that a rootshell without a passwd ist a sec hole. Could anyone tell me, how to set it up, that passwd auth IS re
> Thanks in advance,

If you want to be asked for a password, then put that 'S' back in. Whenever
you go into single user mode, sulogin will start to ask you for a password.
Hitting ctrl+d should then resume startup again.



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